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countersubject

[koun-ter-suhb-jikt] /ˈkaʊn tərˈsʌb dʒɪkt/
noun, Music.
1.
a theme in a fugue that occurs simultaneously with the second and often the subsequent themes of the main subject.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; counter- + subject
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British Dictionary definitions for counter subject

countersubject

/ˈkaʊntəˌsʌbdʒɪkt/
noun
1.
(music) (in a fugue) the theme in one voice that accompanies the statement of the subject in another
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